Try disabling and re-enabling ReadyBoost then reconnect your device. If that
does not work, format the device and try again. Also, to be sure the device
is working properly, try another thumb drive just make sure its not a
Click on the Start button.
Click on the Control Panel menu option.
Click on Performance Information and Tools
Click on Advanced Tools in the left hand navigation bar.
Click on Configure my Windows ReadyBoost device
You will now be back at the Windows ReadyBoost Properties. To disable
ReadyBoost simply select the option that is labeled Do not use this device.
My Vista Quickstart Guide:
<email@example.com> wrote in message
>I bought a 2GB fast USB drive to use READYBOOST in Vista. Often it
> doesn't seem to connect automatically after I've shut down Windows.
> This is happinging right now and I check Properties tab ReadyBoost. I
> get the message that I need at least 235 MB to enable Readyboost. I
> then check in explorer and I only see a few small exe files. I have
> ticked so I show hidden and protcted files. Basically, there is a huge
> file somewhere on the USB drive that was used for ReadyBoost last
> time. Now neither ReadyBoost nor Explorer can access this file.
> Anyone has encountered this problwem and have a solution?